Might be relevant for this thread, but to prevent unnecessary scrolling, I hid it in a spoiler - some general information to protect you from scams: Spoiler: scan tips and tactics NEVER trade through mail. Use the trade option at the stall. ALWAYS check a trade thoroughly before accepting. PATIENCE. Don’t let yourself get baited because you want that item so bad. If you get scammed, you can lose millions worth of items or gold. KNOWLEDGE. Know how trades work, because some scammers will ‘explain’ you how it works. “Wow what a nice guy, I didn’t know there were 4 steps to a trade.” No there’s not. If you have doubts, check the forums or ask some other people. DOUBT MEANS NO. Got doubts on whether the person you’re trading with is legit? Call off the deal and try again some other time. Don’t listen to reasons why you would have to send something upfront. Do straight up deals. Check the Avabel Hall of Shame forum for known scammers. Run into more scammers? If you are 100% sure that you did, report them as well please. FYI: forgetting taxes is a common honest mistake, so don’t slander people’s name unless they thoroughly deserve it. PREMIUM TICKETS are the most prone to scam, since they can’t be traded through the regular trade option, and thus can only be exchanged by mailing it. If you want to get your hands on a premium ticket, try to get your hands on 2 Weird Copper Coins (WCC) and synthesize the ticket from those; WCC can be traded. Here are some tactics I have encountered with scamming: Setting up a deal where you have to send your item first. The scammer will run off with it as soon as you did. Setting up a deal where the scammer asks for an item first as collateral, in case you would be a scammer. He then says he would send you his item, you send your item, and he would give the collateral back. Do NOT do collaterals; the scammer will simply run off with it. Making agreements about selling an item to you through the trade option, and then putting up an item with a slightly different name. For example, I ran into a player called ohkgPY (congrats on being crucified in this guide) who baited me with a very low price for sharp crystals. When I checked the trade, I noticed he put up sharp crystal pieces instead (which are worth 20% of a crystal). In his case, it wasn’t an honest mistake. Tricking you into thinking a deal has more steps, or any other nonsense to take advantage of you.